Welcome to the fifteenth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
I was very happy and honored to post another haiku by Alan Summers, author of the haiku we used for our 270th competition last month. Alan is an award-winning poet and President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. If you have 5 minutes, watch his TEDx Talk “Amazement of the ordinary — life through a haiku lens”. This haiku was selected for a street installation currently on display in Washington DC, created on the occasion of the 6th annual Golden Haiku Competition.
the weather-worn notice
peels back more
Alan’s haiku inspired twenty compositions. Here are my favorites:
I enjoyed ikjoyce’s minimalist approach to this reinterpretation: by combining just a couple of melodies he was able to create a track which flows as smoothly as a spring stream.
Track: Rain Streaks in Rain
Artist: Zero Meaning
Starting with a distant piano, Zero Meaning’s ambient composition gradually evolves into a more ominous piece, but the sound of birds reminds us that the storm will eventually pass.
Artist: C H I L D
A more elaborate piece compared to the previous two, in Wind we find different ambient textures and field recordings blending with each other. The result is a fascinating and captivating ambient composition.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Kobayashi Issa’s haiku:
waking from summer sleep —
on the levee
The deadline to submit your track is 1 May. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.